Welcome to our 2020 Film Winners page. We’re forever committed to the success our our selected filmmakers, so this page will remain on our site as a reference point to show the world just how awesome our filmmakers are.

Grand Prize – Dear Aunt Noa by Dana Aliya Levinson & Michael Armstrong Barr

$100,000 (in-kind) One-year of international film distribution from Lonely Seal Releasing, ($50,000), a dedicated custom page hosted on our website for 12 months, showcasing the film and filmmaker(s), complete with monthly updates, trailers, ($12,000) and SEO, ($18,000), targeted marketing to cinema buyers at Cannes in May 2020 ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

 

Best Feature Film – Alternate Ground, by Daniel Groom

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best Documentary – When All That’s Left is Love, by Eric Gordon

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

 

Best Female Filmmaker –  Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid,  Squirrels in the Attic

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

 

Best Short Film – For A Better Life, by Yasmin Mistry

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

International Awards

Best International Feature – Justice For All, by  Anusha Kaede 

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best International Documentary  – My Blood is Red, by Various, Carly Bryant – UK

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

 

Best International Short – After Class, by Charles Xiuzhi Dong

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Film Accessible Awards

Best Film Accessible Feature Film – DE Documenting Depression, by Francisco Matias

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best Film Accessible Short Film – Strive, by Aamir Ali

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Audience Awards

Narrative Feature Audience Award – Alternate Ground – Daniel Groom

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Documentary Audience Award – DE: Documenting Depression by Fransisco Matias

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

 

Short Film Audience Award – Dear Aunt Noa by Dana Aliya Levinson & Michael Armstrong Barr

$20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).